“No game is complete without a ninja in it,” says Vandenberghe. Ubisoft should get him on the Monkeyz dev team. “Hitting things is fun. I really believe that.” Jason Vandenberghe, Red Steel 2’s creative director, isn’t one for PR guff. He speaks with relish of swords, ninjas and magical katana skills. He also does a great impersonation of a sawed-off shotgun, but more on that later.
As you may have guessed from our glowing review, DiRT 2 is a bit special. But while we've already shown you the incredible detail of the game and the fun you can have with the immaculate driving physics, there's one thing we haven't shown you in detail: Crashes.
So here are 101 vehicles getting into spectacular smash-ups on the Xbox 360 version of the game. Best buckle up - it's gonna get bumpy...
Master Chief’s been put on furlough, but Halo 3: ODST soldiers on without him. Bungie’s Brian Jarrard took some time out to tell us about how ODST tweaks the Halo formula. Topics include the smoky jazz-drenched night time city, the frantic new Firefight mode and his personal favorite “Oh, shit!” moments.
Since the last time we saw StarCraft II, we’ve learned a little more: it’s to be delivered in three distinct packages, with Wings of Liberty focusing on Jim Raynor’s battle against the treacherous Mengsk, whose Dominion is establishing a classic propaganda-spewing dictatorship.
See, we always knew that bald guy known only as Kane was a decent fellow. He was just misunderstood, only wanting a better world for the entire human race. Granted, he may be responsible for the deaths of thousands and his insane quest for personal deification and radioactive tiberium crystals is the reason the world has turned into a bleak, green, irradiated wasteland. But forgive and forget?
Fact: Playing games is an expensive hobby. Consoles are expensive. Hardware is expensive. And software is expensive. That’s why we’re excited to bring you a free game to break in this weekend. We’ve got 200 passes for Nexon’s latest title, Dungeon Fighter Online. Start playing today, and you’ll be able to level-up and keep your character when the game goes live later this year.
Top 7… oddest Japanese videogame heroes – does it count as racist if they’re making fun of themselves?
Modern Warfare 2 hands-on – Tyler and Lizzie played it for hours. Want to hear about it?
Ballad of Gay Tony hands-on – four editors discuss the ups and downs of GTA returning to San Andreas-levels of silliness.
Halo is more than a franchise. Halo is a cultural phenomenon. If you need proof, look no further than this page. When Halo 3 launched two years ago, we launched an epic adventure of our own: nearly 50 straight weeks of HaloRadar coverage.
The problem with Guitar Hero and Rock Band is that the games are slaves to the music. Neversoft, Harmonix and anybody else who develops a band-centric game is at the mercy of their soundtracks – and all the licensing woes these give rise to. True, music games are all about the music and the subsequent appeal of ‘playing’ a track.
Earlier this month we got to try out Fairytale Fight’s blood-drenched yet sugar-cute gameplay for ourselves, and we found that one of our favorite aspects of the game so far is working together with friends through story mode in co-op.
But as you might expect from a hack ‘n’ slasher full of dismemberment and creative killing, Fairytale Fights isn’t all about working together